Vice President, retired pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Lexington, KY

A native of Georgia, Ron Luckey received a B.A. from Lenoir-Rhyne University, his MDiv from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary. After forty years in pastoral ministry, he retired at the end of 2012, having served as pastor in North Carolina, campus pastor at Clemson University in South Carolina, and as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Lexington, Kentucky for twenty-five years. He has been involved in community organizing in Lexington since 2001 with the founding of BUILD, an affiliate of the DART network. He has been a member of the ELCA’s Community Organizing Advisory Team, and has co-chaired the Indiana-Kentucky Synod CORE (Community Organizing Resource and Engagement) Team since its inception in 2011. In addition to community organizing, he assists in teaching preaching and biblical interpretation at Lexington Theological seminary. He holds a third degree black belt in kenpo karate. He and his wife, Pacita, have four grown children and six grandchildren.